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Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse Pembroke Ward

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata if part time
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Pembroke Ward is a 10 bedded haematology ward, specialising in the care and delivery of a range of supportive treatments, including SACT, to in-patients with a haematological condition, as well as providing specialist care to stem cell transplant patients. The ward also provides care for oncology and Teenage and Young Adult patients. We are looking for a SACT trained registered nurse who has experience of working with oncology/haematology patients and wants to develop their leadership skills. It is an exciting time to join Pembroke unit as we are growing our team, and are committed to the continuing education and development of our staff.

You will work together with the oncology and haematology team to deliver an outstanding patient focused service for patients having all aspects of systemic anti-cancer treatment, within a ward-based setting. There are times when you will be required to work on the SACT day unit to ensure high level care is continually delivered to patients receiving treatment in both the in-patient and day case setting.

Main duties of the job

You will demonstrate good organizational skills, the ability to take charge and lead the team with the support of the seniors. You will be expected to assess and develop junior staff through mentoring, learning and appraisals. You will be mindful of standards at all times and if you have concerns you will know how to manage them or to raise them to the senior team.

You will be working closely with the other unit leaders to manage the unit. In this position you will communicate effectively, listen to staff and ensure their views are heard. You will support your senior sister by making decisions and plans for the development of the ward and be able to present a united, compassionate and empathetic senior team.

You will be part of the senior team overseeing the daily running and management of the ward. This includes liaising with the pharmacy, scheduling, CNS & consultant teams to ensure patients receive high quality care.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • SACT accredited course
  • Oncology/haeamatology experience
  • Leadership, experience of managing a team
  • SACT administration
  • IV administration
  • Management of central lines cannulation & venepuncture
  • Administration of blood products
  • Knowledge of cytotoxic policy
  • Evidence of being caring and compassionate with a good understanding of managing patients with complex needs.
  • Evidence of ongoing personal and professional development


  • Intrathecal Chemotherapy skills
  • Post registration qualification in oncology/haematology nursing
  • Governance experience or understanding of governance
  • Palliative care experience
  • Leading a team in cancer care
  • Practice assessor/ supervisor
  • Advanced communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury District hospital

Odstock Road



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